Laura Clifford

TALENT AND PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE, LONDON

Laura joined Northzone in May 2021, sitting in the Platform team as a Talent and Portfolio Development Associate. She spends most of her time building out the Northzone Operator Network, connecting our founders to exceptional operators both for advisory and full time opportunities.

Prior to joining Northzone, Laura worked as a recruitment consultant at Dartmouth Partners in London. She sat within the Private Equity team where she built out the Venture Capital coverage, hiring junior to mid-level investment professionals across the buyside spectrum.

Laura focused on gender studies and political psychology while studying BA Politics at the University of Leeds, graduating with a first-class.

Silver linings

I’m becoming pretty good at finding positives in most situations. Even if something is incredibly challenging, there is always a lesson to be learned and a value to take from it.

Challenging the status quo

I want to use the privilege I have for good. Whether that is at Northzone, working to have diversity and sustainable practices at the forefront of every project, or outside of work, having open conversations about equal rights.